I am still working out ALOT, eating BTD ( mainly) and feel as if I am not losing inches or weight at all.
I did increase my weights hoping that would trigger something, but nothing happened.
Quoted from yvonneb
Could be you are putting on muscle right now. Give it some time for your bodyshape to redefine itself ;)
Do you food combine? I believe it tunes up an O's metabolism...
Might be worth re- reading the book.
I find, I tend to stick to a certain routine and when I re-read, I then realise that I have slipped into some 'bad' habits that I wasn't even aware of.
Portion size and frequency are quite important, I think, if you are looking for weight loss.am not
Best of luck!
How many ounces of protein are you eating? And you're mixing it up, fish, red and poultry? Do you eat alot of starch or sugar? Too much exercise and too little food intake can definately lead to a plateau. That doesn't mean you need to go nuts either. Do you feel hungry often? I don't do as well on alot of red meat but I do eat 2 ounces or so a few times a week. a few things that made me plateau are too much saturated fat and not enough protein. The scale didn't move much with the too litttle protein but I was losing muscle. I stick to around 70-80g animal protein a day and alot of it is fish, but not all. I do turkey, eggs and red meats too. I just try to keep the saturated fat down. Too little protein OR too much saturated fat bog me down. If one feels bogged down, somethijng needs to change. I eat plenty of fat in the form of olive oil and whatever is in my protein. I am low carb though (always under 50, usually around 30-40), so I need more fat. Hope this helps
Our metabolisms seem to like the same macronutrient profiles. I tend to do best on about 10-15% carbs all in non starchy veggies and a few berries or cherries. I'm digging the rainer cherries right now but I only eat 1 or 2 after a meal. LOL. I eat about 65% fat. Those fats are the fats in my fish, poultry or reds. If I have ground red, I usually don't make a patty but instead, fry it into like taco meat for a salad or something that I can drain some fat. Then about 23-26% protein. I do not lift heavy weights but I am just now starting to. I do much more cardio, walking or body weight exercises like yoga and pilates. I do however need to build more muscle at this juncture. I have started to lose some
What I have found through trial and error is too much protein or too little and things get messed up. Also, for sure the saturated. I use the standard 1-1.5 T on a salad of either olive or sesame and sometimes walnut oils. I have 2-3 med salads a day. I aslo eat a ton of broccoli, some celery, carrots radishes for snacks in between meals. Sometimes I'll have some nuts or seeds or nut butters but I keep my portions small. I usually eat 4 2.5 oz portions of animal protein a day give or take a bit. My stomach and blood sugar like incomong food every two hours and my stomach like it best on the small side. Heavy oils bog me down too. I just recently upped my protein a bit lately and feel better, more energy. It doesn't seem to take a lot to qualify as too much or too little and sometimes it's hard to figure out the missing piece. In my long windedness it comes down to with me, too little food OR too much food both make me feel heavy. If you've recently cut back, maybe that's it or if you've recently added, that could be it. Stressful times can require a bit more as well
AND YES! it is dang hot here! We've never had a summer like this.
I will try to add a bit more fats into the plan and see how it goes.
All about finding the right balance.
about how many ounces of protein are you eating?
Please do not be upset with me that I am dwelling on the weight....
Once I accept this weight, then I am concerned that I will keep accepting as I get larger.
Please tell me if anyone has any ideas. When I decrease portions, I seem overly fatigued. There has to be a healthy way to handle this.
Quoted from ABJoe
Maybe you need to do a body fat test as a semi-verification of whether you are gaining muscle or fat. If the ratio is within reason, you may have to accept that this is a healthy weight for you, but the acceptance is done with a reasonable assurance that you are at a good place for you.
It is difficult to accept that a heavier you is OK when you have fought with size perception issues for a long time. Just keep your focus on feeling good and eating enough to maintain it.
I was having the same thing as you the last few months, worked out more, harder and longer, cut portions and started to feel fatigued and weak muscles. I didn't do it on purpose. It's summer and as you know hot here so I wasn't hungry for big meals, I was going to the gym more often to my high intensity one hour cardio classes. My stomach was getting worse as well and I felt bogged down. Too many classes in a row and I could hardly get through them. Started researching and found lots of stuff about low carb and high intensity or chronic cardio with glcogen being used as fuel and not getting restored. In short, I kept emptying my glycogen stores and never replenishing because I'm low carb and I inadvertantly also cut my protein as well, the two things that replenish glycogen. (my blood sugar was going up too because my liver was dumping glucose to fuel me)
This last week, I stopped the gym, upped my protein and calories(actually by a bunch) in general. My energy is back, my blood sugar is back to normal,my stomach is great and the scale is down 3#'s.All this happened in the first few days. I was definately over training based on my caloric needs, sounds like you are too. When you are low carb you are never supposed to do high intensity OR long duration training. You can't replace your glcogen fast enough. Now I do a 15-20 min brisk walk 2x a day (heart rate between 60-75%) and all is great. Google low carb and high intensity exercise.
Perhaps try not exercising and uppong your calories for a few days and see what happens. You're certainly not going to gain anyhting measurable even if it doesn't work for you.